STORM: Yesterday’s wind and rain felled an oak on West Pine, toppled a sign on Memorial and left nearly 600 Lakeland Electric customers without power.

SOUTHEASTERN U: Chris Owen (bio) has been elevated from veep for student development to exec v.p. at SEU, replacing Brian Carroll, who left abruptly in January.

FREDDIE: Lakeland entertainment maestro, dance artist and character-about-town Freddie DeJesus heads the cast of “ButchQueen and the Bad Habits” (Facebook), playing three times this weekend at the Orlando Fringe Festival.

COMEDY: A comedy showcase at the Polk Theatre Friday benefits Share The Love Veteran Foundation (web).

Source: The Ledger

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